Thursday, April 24, 2008

Booking Through Thursday - Spring

Here's today's BTT question:

Do your reading habits change in the Spring? Do you read gardening books? Even if you don’t have a garden? More light fiction than during the Winter? Less? Travel books? Light paperbacks you can stick in a knapsack?

Or do you pretty much read the same kinds of things in the Spring as you do the rest of the year?

My reading habits tend to change more in the summer than in Spring. I'm not into gardening books so that's never an issue. Since I live in California and have SurferGirl for a daughter, I tend to spend a lot of time in the summer on the beach. I tend to read paperback books on the beach because they are easier to carry and I don't care if they get sand in them. We also tend to do most of our traveling during the summer so, again, paperbacks are the way for me because I can get more books in my luggage. I also leave completed paperbacks behind in hotel rooms and rented condos for other people to find.

I will admit that my tastes get very lightweight and fluffy during the summer. I will admit that People magazine ends up in my beach bag a whole lot. For novels, I tend to stick to fiction that moves quickly. The Janet Evanovich books are a favorite beach read for me. I don't tend to read as much non-fiction. I can't explain it, but it doesn't appeal to me in the summer. My husband always says I don't have any taste in the summer and will read, or watch, just about anything.

I do tend to read some travel books and magazines in the spring, but they are always targeted to planning our summer vacation. This year it's the National Parks of southern Utah. Last year is was Maui and the Grand Canyon.

I'm always interested in summer beach read suggestions so bring them on!


Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Hiya, Book Gal. My sister lives near you!

I don't switch reads for the season, but your reasons for doing so make sense to me. I have another friend who said basically the same thing about why she tends to read hardbacks during the winter.

Thanks for showing me sense!

cj said...

I'm with you totally on the paperbacks and the beach and you're right about the Evanovich books... wish I could've saved them but there was just no way.

Any other series you'd like to suggest?


Bookfool said...

Yep, paperbacks for dragging around, although I take them to the swimming pool rather than a beach. Fluff is good for when you're likely to be interrupted a great deal. Janet Evanovich is always perfect for summer reading.

I think I confused you with Iliana when you left a comment at my blog, recently. Apologies if I did.